The 225 meter long, 64377 dwt bulk freighter Rapier became trapped ice in the Japan Sea in the Tatarskiy Strait. The Rapier departed from Korea bound to Vanino when it was caught in the ice. The vessel remained adrift in the ice and was close of going ashore. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state there are no icebreakers in the vicinity, but two tugs are attempting to aid the trapped Rapier. In addition, The freighters Pioneer Rossii, Tessa and Lu Hai are stuck in ice, but are not at risk.